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Poet's Daffodil

At the crystal lake where Narcissus once gazed at his reflection stands a handsome flower with a white silken face and golden eye. I can hear Echo’s voice on the wind which wails forlornly. *Poet's Daffodil’s bright yellow eye watches me intently. Pen in hand - pondering how vanity left beauty in its stead - I sit and now start writing as the flower nods approval. Written Feb. 28, 2012 for Francine Robert's *****willows or daffodils Poetry Contest *Poet's Daffodil is Narcissus poeticus, one of the first daffodils to be cultivated. It is associated with the Greek legend of Narcissus.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2012 10:46:00 AM

    nicely painted picture - enjoyed this very much.

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 6:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your awesome win! Jon

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 6:34:00 AM

    A belated congratulations on your win in Francine's contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 1:34:00 PM

    I knew this would be a winner, Andrea. Congratulations on taking first place! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 10:00:00 AM

    congrats Andrea on a fab first place win for lovely daffodils luv.. soup mail..

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 9:10:00 AM

    Andrea, congrats on your win in Francine's contest. Hooray!!!! Hugs, Gail

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 9:01:00 AM

    An excellent poem Andrea. As to scary movies my brothers and friends used to scare me at drive ins. They would sneak up to the car and on a scary part knock and make a face in the window. Maybe that is why I don't like scary movies. eh? love phyl

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 5:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on this winning piece Andrea very nice xx

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 12:09:00 AM

    i liked this the first time around, andie.. happy congrats on your stunning win :) huggs

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:49:00 PM

    congrats Andrea on your first place win in the contest, beautifully done

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 3:20:00 AM

    Stunning Andy.. really lovely xxx Hugs

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 7:08:00 PM

    thanks for the heads up on my color poem. that is the 2nd time this week i haven't followed the directions. what is wrong with my brain? anyway, this is a nice pensive write w/great color. hope she likes it...

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 12:29:00 PM

    I love daffodils and I love this clever write, my friend

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 11:36:00 AM

    This is AD at her best---a winner for sure! Love the images and personification

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 5:26:00 AM

    PS your email is not working for me. Send me a new email so I can give you the info on how to insert the photo's. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 5:18:00 AM

    wonderful write great use of form [re:photo and judging I don't know Andie iff the photo shows for the judges BUT my writes are meant to stand alone without the picture. I get the picture frrom the write not the other way around. I will glady help you learn to insert a picture.] Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:48:00 PM

    "I sit and now start writing as the flower nods approval."!! Awesome ending!! Great entry, Andrea! Good luck. Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 3:58:00 PM

    wonderful! i love how you incorporated the myth into your poem. great last line, too! good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 2:45:00 PM

    superb i,agery and a very creative flow of these poet daffodils Andrea.. how unique to beispired by this lovely flower .. good luck in contest luv..

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 1:19:00 PM

    Creative work that should be in winners' circle..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..I do enjoy seeing those Narcissus or Paper Whites and the aroma is wonderful..Thanks for stopping by..I am glad that you now eat healthy and get in a treat once in awhile..That makes life interesting...Sara

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 12:54:00 PM

    What a lovely portarait of yor day by the lake and I like the way you called the poet "Daffodil." Great analogy for the inspiration we receive from nature. Best wishes in Francine's contes, Andrea. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 12:00:00 PM

    They do appear to look at you - even turning their heads from time to time as the sun's shadow moves about. Mike

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 11:30:00 AM

    Nice Sijo-effect Andrea. Thanks for comment. The best to you. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 10:00:00 AM

    what a wonderful theme, i can imagine AD as the queen of flowers, unique is this Andrea, really like this. good luck. harry

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 7:29:00 AM

    Beautiful image of a slice of nature here! I have something like that in my new chapbook"Recent Visions". Keep up the fine poetry! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 5:26:00 AM

    Very good imagery here Andrea.Love your approach to the contest.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:34:00 AM

    Andrea great theme, wonderful flow, best of luck..David

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:26:00 AM

    Wonderful reference to Narcissus, a superb entry for the contest. Best wishes

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 2:23:00 AM

    ahh, andie.. reminiscent of woodworth's classic piece... yours is a stand-out, soo starry-eyed am i... well, meryl streep won; wanted viola to snatch that oscar like this flower ( oh well...)...:) hugggs and win it!

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 11:52:00 PM

    You sure took on the challenge with such an interesting subject! i really like how you chose to write about mythology :) and that last line was so nice, how the flowers approves! :D Love it! Hugs to you sweetie :D and thank you again for the bday wishes-- btw-- I keep forgetting to comment back on your comments-- that other pic-- hmm as that me or my twin? I dunno, haha! & the "alms" poem was about children street beggars, how they have such hard lives at a young age...